Recap: Flyers fall to the Rangers 1-0 in OT
The Flyers made their way down to Madison Square Garden tonight to take on the New York Rangers.
Carter Hart got the start after losing to the Hurricanes in OT on Saturday.
The 1st period was a pretty uneventful one. The Flyers got outshot 9-7 but controlled play a few times for extended periods. The Rangers took over control of play towards the end of the stanza but Hart stood tall.
Zack MacEwen took a odd-looking fall after getting tripped up by a Rangers’ players leg. He did return to the bench for the 2nd period.
Another period where the Flyers got outshot…but this time, really bad (14-4). Hart, again, stood tall and allowed the Flyers to create offensive chances after those stops.
The Flyers went 0-3 on the power play tonight but the movement was there. Also, the entries into the zone to set up the man-advantage looked a lot smoother than the last few games.
Hart was 14-14 in the 2nd period, standing tall yet again. He was really huge this period because the Rangers came out firing.
All in all, the Flyers played right with the Rangers tonight and despite the lopsided shots on goal, I’d say the game was pretty even.
Yeah, the Rangers obviously have so much more offensive firepower…both in the forward group and backend, but watching the Flyers play like they did at times tonight was encouraging.
Ultimately, Chris Kreider scored against Hart in OT after a pinching Provorov got caught and couldn’t make it back.
All in all, again, the Flyers relied on Carter Hart to stand on his head and keep them in the game. It’s been fun to watch Hart do what he’s done but again, this isn’t sustainable over a long stretch.
The offense needs to start stepping up (group effort) and start scoring. We obviously don’t have the superstars the Rangers, Oilers, Avalanche or Lightning have but you can still win games with solid defense, good goaltending, and scoring by committee.
The Flyers face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow in another back-to-back. The Leafs have been struggling lately (losses in last four games.
Carter Hart once again the best Flyer tonight. He has 21 saves.— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) November 2, 2022
Flyers and Rangers scoreless at second intermission.
Some fisticuffs after second-period buzzer.
Mandatory Credit: Johnny Ulecka